Kene Mezue, MD


Internal Medicine and Hospitalist

Kene Mezue, MD, is a hospitalist at Altru Health System specializing in Internal Medicine, which involves the comprehensive care of hospitalized adult patients. His research interests include studying high blood pressure and improving inpatient safety. Dr. Mezue believes in the Golden Rule, and he’s passionate about viewing each situation from the patient’s perspective when delivering care. Outside of work, he enjoys badminton, soccer, theater, movies and TV shows. Dr. Mezue also competes in national Scrabble tournaments.


Philosophy Of Medicine

“My medical philosophy is based on delivering compassionate, evidence-based care, targeted to the individual’s needs, wishes and desires. After medical school, I worked in a rural area where most of the people spoke a different language and I often had to use an interpreter; yet I observed how a gentle, interested and empathic approach to the concerns of my patients reduced their anxiety. I also found that if one won the confidence of a patient and explained carefully why they needed to make lifestyle modifications or take their medications, their situation improved remarkably. The process of meeting new people, bonding with them, sharing their hopes, empathizing with their peculiar situations and working together with them to meet their health goals is something I look forward to doing for the rest of my life.”

Special Practices and Procedures

  • Asthma and COPD
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Pneumonias
  • Diabetic emergencies
  • Hypertensive emergencies
  • Heart failure


Medical Education

University of Nigeria College of Medicine, Enugu, Nigeria, Bachelor in Medicine, Bachelor in Surgery (MBBS)
Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford, United Kingdom, Master of Science in Public Health, with Distinction


Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Internal Medicine Residency


  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Teaching or Professional Positions

  • Clinical Teaching Faculty, St. George’s University Medical School 2012-2014

Professional Memberships

  • Royal Society for Public Health (FRSPH)
  • Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM)
  • American College of Physicians (ACP), Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter


English and Igbo

Honors, Awards, etc.

  • Louis B. Schatz Memorial Award by the Office of Academic Affairs, Einstein Medical Center (June 2017)
  • Sonia Stupniker Library Award by the Department of Medicine, Einstein Medical Center (June 2017)
  • Winner, Albert Einstein Society Physician-Scientist Seed Grant (May 2016)
  • Winner, ACP Medical Jeopardy Quiz National Competition (May 2015)
  • Winner, Innovation 360 National Scholarship Essay Competition by the British Council Nigeria (Nov 2009)
  • Faculty Prize to the Best Final Year Student of the Faculty of Medical Science 2007/2008 Session, University of Nigeria Convocation. Prizes for best student in Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology and Internal Medicine at the convocation (Feb 2009)


  • Altru Hospital

    1200 S. Columbia Rd. Grand Forks, ND 58201

    Main: 701.780.5000
    Alternate: 800.732.4277